Congress Center and Hotel in Palma by Francisco Mangado

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Francisco Mangado.
Design Team
Idoia Alonso Barberena, Antonio Aller, Maria João Costa, Almudena Fiestas, Ana Muñiz, João Gois, Sergio Rio Tinto, Edurne Pradera, Isabel Oyaga, Sofia Cacchione, Itziar Etayo, Aintzane Gazteiu-Iturri, Andreas Bovin, Richard Královic, Maria Manero, Wojciech Sumlet, Cesar Martín. arqs.
NB 35 S.L., ing (structural engineering). Francisco Mangado (installations engineering). Higini Arau, ing (acoustic engineering). Quantity surveyor.- Pedro Legarreta.
Palau de Congressos de Palma de Mallorca.
Acciona Construcción S.A.
Blasco Construcciones en Madera, S.L. (Wood carpentry). Callfer, S.A. (Metallic structure). Composites Gurea, S.A. (Parklex). Elaborados Ferricos, S.A (Metallic structure). Gruas Pol, S.A. (Rent of Cranes). Hilti Española, S.A. (Fixings). Humiclima Est, S.A. (Air conditioning). Industrias Laguna Belvis, S.L. (Curtain walls). Mairata, S.L. (Aluminum carpentry). Mavida Elements, S.L. (Swimming pools and SPA). Naumetal Estructuras Metalicas, S.L. (Metallic structure). Nechi Ingenieria, S.L. (Engineering). Puertas Paver, S.L. (Metal doors). Sika, S.A. (Chemical Additives). Sucomaga, S.L (Facade / Stone Cover). Trox España, S.A. (Ventilation grilles). Vertice Vertical, S.L. (Life lines). Vitrocsa Iberica, S.L. (Alusion facade). Zardoya Otis, S.A. (Elevators and Stairs).
American Architecture Prize 2017. Honorable Mention. October 2017. SPANISH ARCHITECTURE AWARD CSCAE 2017.
Construction area
Palace of Congresses and Parking Area.- 37.700m² Hotel.- 17.700 m²
Project.- 2006-2007. Competition.- 2017-1º Prize International Project. Construction.- 2017.
Palma, Spain.


Francisco Mangado, (Navarra, 1957), is an architect from the School of Architecture of the University of Navarra, where he has been a professor since 1982. He has been a visiting professor at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor at the Yale University, visiting professor at the EPF Polytechnic School of Lausanne, Baird and Gensler guest professor at Cornell University and visiting professor at the Polytechnic of Milan.

From his works they emphasize the Palace of Congresses and Auditorium of Pamplona "Baluarte" (2003), the Field of Soccer of Palencia (2006), the Municipal Center of Exhibitions and Congresses of Ávila (2009), the Museum of Archeology of Vitoria (2009 ), the Spanish Pavilion for the Zaragoza International Exhibition (2008), the BBAA Museum of Asturias in Oviedo (2015) and the recently inaugurated Palau de Congresos de Palma de Mallorca (2016) and the New Venue Building of Norvento Enerxia in Lugo (2017). Currently he develops his activity in several countries.

Thanks to this professional work he has received, among others, the Andrea Palladio Architecture Award, the Architecture FAD, the CEOE prize, the Construmat Architecture Award, the Fernando García Mercadal Architecture Prize, the Asturian Architecture Prize, the "Giancarlo Ius Gold Medal" awarded by the International Union of Architects, the Copper in Architecture Award, the RIBA EU Award, the Spanish Architecture Award 2009 and the RIBA for International Excellence, among others.

In 2011 he was named "International Fellow" of the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) and in 2013 honorary member of the AIA (American Institute of Architects). In November 2016, the Berlin Academy of Arts grants Francisco Mangado the Berlin Art Prize-Architecture Prize 2017 in recognition of his work.

In 2008 he founded the Architecture and Society Foundation, which works to favor the interaction of architecture with other disciplines of creation, thought and economy, which has received the CSCAE gold medal (Higher Council of Architects of Spain) 2015

In July 2015 he was appointed General Coordinator of Biennials and under his coordination was awarded to the Spanish Pavilion the Golden Lion of the Venice Biennial in May 2016.




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